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Education Technology Planning Resources
Please note: The tech plan criteria and approval process is changing for the 2014-2015 school year. The information below is archived for your reference. Please return to this page often to updated technology planning information.
As a condition of state and federal education technology funding, county offices of education, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools must have a state-approved technology use plan. A district technology plan that has been approved by the California Department of Education (CDE) is a requirement for all state administered education technology funding sources (Education Code Section 51871.5.). For districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools whose technology plan is expiring in June 2014, now is the time to begin the planning and writing process. These technology plans must meet the requirements set by the CDE for state approval listed in the Appendix C-Criteria for EETT Funded Technology Plans. State CTAP has provided a Technology Plan Builder to assist your planning and writing team. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, districts must use the Technology Plan Builder.
Submission Date for 2013-2014 :
May 10, 2014
To have a technology plan approved by the CDE, plans must be submitted electronically by one of the cycle deadlines above to Jenny Thomas, RIMS CTAP Project Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a district or direct-funded charter school intends to use the state-approved technology plan as an E-rate plan, the plan must be written prior to filing Form 470. The CDE recommends documenting completion through internal communication such as email. We recommend all districts that use their state-approved technology plan as an E-rate plan submit in Cycle A.
CTAP encourages districts and charter schools to use the CTAP Technology Plan Builder, supported by the Los Angles County Office of Education's ITO department. It is expected that using the Technology Plan Builder will soon be a requiremen. It is provided to facilitate the ease of writing and editing the plan through a collaborative process, and aligns the plan with Appendix C: Criteria for EETT Funded Technology Plans.
RIMS CTAP staff are available to guide districts and direct-funded charter schools during planning process. We will also provide assistance in plan grooming prior to submitting for regional review.
State CTAP Technology Plan Builder:
Sample questions to use for data collection (in lieu of EdTechProfile): http://goo.gl/wx1Iv
Recommended Digital Literacy & Technology Skills to Support the California Common Core State Standards
View the recording of the Tech Plan Webinar, held on September 5, 2012: http://breeze.scoe.net/p1fr3kqj6hx/